Cognitive and applied linguistics, with a focus on awareness, metacognition and affect in language learning
I am investigating the effects that environmental factors, such as teaching and institutional practices have on the language learner.
Digital literacies, participation in online environments for language learning, creative language use
I am working on creative language use as evident in computer-mediated communication and how to prepare learners for active participation in second language CMC.
Multilingualism and the lingua franca
I am interested in the effects of the Lingua Franca English on multilingualism and language learner motivation in Britain and Germany.
- Investigating Changes in the Motivational Profiles of First Year Students on a Modern Languages Degree Programme